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Fire Safety and Suppression are Personal for Us

Mike Hard with Hard Fire Suppression Systems in Ohio

At Hard Fire Suppression Systems, we have been teaching others for decades about the importance of being prepared for a fire in their building. In 2015, that lesson hit home for us when our office caught fire. At the time, our business was housed in a multi-tenant structure, and the fire started when another occupant popped an electric circuit off the wall while moving a roll of carpet.

After the blaze, we relocated our business. However, the experience shows that fire can happen to anybody. That’s why it’s so important for businesses to be prepared.

In addition to our personal experience with fire damage, we also realize that life safety is more important than profits. We understand how important fire protection is, so we do our best to stay on top of technology and training. We look for employees who have a passion for what we are doing, not just people who want a paycheck.

Many businesses do not reopen after a fire or other disaster. We hope to prevent that by offering the best fire detection and suppression services possible.

To learn more about how our business survived after a fire and how we strive to help other businesses, please read this article by Huntington.

If you do not currently have a fire protection plan in place for your Ohio business, give us a call at 800-848-1301 or contact us today!

Fire Alarm Testing, Maintenance & Replacement for Your Cincinnati Business

Having commercial fire alarms professionally installed at your business location is the first step in ensuring a safe work environment for you and your employees. The second is proper testing and maintenance of those systems. With the right maintenance, your fire alarms can last for decades. Annual inspections performed by a professional fire detection company such as Hard Fire can make a huge difference in the performance of your alarm systems. Here at Hard Fire, we specialize in fire alarms for Cincinnati businesses and are here to tell you more about maintenance, inspection and even replacement for your business. 

Every business has to follow certain codes and regulations. Here at Hard Fire we are well-versed in these codes for commercial fire alarm systems. When we install your alarm system, you can depend on us for all of its maintenance and testing needs. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Code of Federal Regulations require you to adequately illuminate all exits. The codes also require you to maintain emergency lights and exit signs to make sure they are always in operating condition. We are here to keep your fire alarms up to code.

When was the last time you had your fire alarms inspected? Every business should thoroughly test and inspect all of their fire alarms and components for proper operation. When you enlist the help of Hard Fire, you can trust you are getting the regular testing your system requires. The most current techniques and equipment are utilized during each of our inspections to meet the rigorous requirements of today’s complex fire alarm systems. We want to make sure your fire alarms work when you need them most.

Ready to get started? We will customize a preventive maintenance and testing program that provides your unique business with a single, trusted system that works. A service representative from Hard Fire will meet with you to tour your facility and develop a service agreement to ensure your alarm systems are tested, inspected, and maintained to keep them operating at peak performance.

Do you suspect you could use a complete overall of you fire alarms? It is impossible to put a price on the safety and well-being of your building’s occupants. Most fire alarms are reasonably priced and with a new system, you can get the peace of mind knowing your business will be properly protected.

Interested in getting more information about maintenance, testing or replacement of fire alarms for your Cincinnati business? Call us at Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.

Fire Prevention & Detection for Your Office this Summer

Summer is most definitely in full swing here in Ohio complete with sweltering heat and unpredictable weather. Your air conditioner is likely cranked up and working as hard as it can to keep your employees cool and comfortable all workday long. All of this additional energy use can put a huge burden on electrical systems, making summer one of the most dangerous seasons for fire. As the fire detection experts for Cleveland and the surrounding areas, we would like to offer some essential fire prevention and detection tips to help keep your property safe this season.

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For one, when was the last time you had your fire detection system inspected? If it’s been some time or if you aren’t sure, you should consider having your fire detection systems professionally serviced and inspected. It is important to have your office fire detection system inspected once a year by a professional fire detection company such as Hard Fire. These preventative measures are essential in ensuring your system can handle whatever is thrown its way. We can also determine if your system is up-to-date and even recommend a new or updated system if necessary.

You should also go straight to the source of the possible fire hazard: the cooling system. Make sure its fans aren’t running constantly and that their cords aren’t damaged. It also may be time to consider new, safer and more efficient fans. You should clean out any exhaust fans regularly and clear debris out of the vents. Avoid running fans consistently for long periods of time and check to ensure it is dust-free and clean. Dust can settle over the motor and other electrical components and cause faults, which can create fires. Running multiple cooling units together consistently and for long periods of time can also result in overloading and overheating, which presents an opportunity for fires to start.

Some other considerations include ensuring you store any flammables upright and in its proper place. Whatever special considerations your office requires, Hard Fire can customize a fire detection system to match. Do you have large servers or other sensitive technical equipment? We can create a system tailored to monitor and keep your equipment safe.

Are you interested in learning more about fire detection for your Cleveland area business? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us today to get started!

How a Fire Suppression System Can Help Save Your Business this Summer

Summer will soon arrive here in Ohio; finally, the high temperatures of summer have arrived. With higher temperatures and increased energy usage, also comes increased possibilities for fire hazards and power problems. The importance of proper fire protection and fire suppression for your commercial establishment this summer cannot be overstated. A serious fire could cause severe injury or death to employees or customers. As experts in fire suppression for Akron and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you more about how the right system can help save your business.

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A fire suppression system can improve overall facility safety by stopping fires before they spread. They are often tied into fire detection and fire detection systems and are configured to activate automatically if conditions indicating a fire are detected. More and more companies are upgrading their fire suppression and prevention systems to use clean agent fire suppression. A clean agent is electrically nonconductive and people safe gaseous fire extinguishing that does not leave a residue when discharged. Thus, clean agents are the ideal choice as office fire prevention systems for data storage rooms, IT equipment, artwork, electronics, mission critical processes and much more.

  • Clean agents inhibit the chain reaction that unfolds between heat, oxygen and a fuel source that ignites a potentially all-consuming blaze. Some examples of clean agents are FM-200 and Novec 1230. 
  • Clean agent fire suppressants are safe to use when people are present. Knowing these suppressants are people safe, you can orderly evacuate the area and allow the fire department to investigate and then make the decision to let you go back to work.
  • Clean agent fire suppression is very effective, designed to control and extinguish a blaze within the affected process before it spreads to other parts of your office, warehouse or commercial property.

And, if your space is limited or if your company contains many restricted areas or rooms, this type of system is especially ideal. You can still get the best fire protection systems on the market without sacrificing too much space.

There are so many great reasons to choose clean agent fire suppression for your Akron business. And, summer is a great time to consider the safety of your property. 

Are you interested in learning some more about different types of fire suppression for your Akron area business? Call us at Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990, or you can Contact Us

How to Get the Right Fire Alarms for Your Business

When it comes to your business, you want to be sure you get only the best in fire protection. The right fire alarms, fire suppression and fire prevention can give you, your employees and your visitors peace of mind when entering your establishment. That’s where we come in. We are the experts in fire alarms for OH and can design and install a custom fire protection system for your unique business. But, how do you know what fire alarms and fire protection system to install? We’ve put together some information on fire alarms and their benefits to help you decide which is best for your business.

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Fire alarms are there to help mitigate the damage that can be caused by fires. The sooner a fire is detected, the sooner your notification system can alert the proper emergency personnel to come and extinguish the blaze. And, there are different types of fire alarms, including:

  • Ionizzation fire alarms. These types of fire alarms are usually more responsive to flaming fires.
  • Photoelectric fire alarms. This type of fire alarm responds to slower, smoldering fires by aiming an LED light in a straight line into a sensing chamber.

Our highly trained alarm system specialists will design, install, monitor, service and test the essential technologies you need to protect your employees, customers and assets.

Not only are fire alarms important, they are also mandatory in most commercial properties. Local codes and regulations vary depending on where you live, how many occupants your building has, if there is a sprinkler system in the building and what kind of building you have. Experts like the ones at Hard Fire know these codes and regulations inside and out, and we stay up to date on them. We can guide you in the right direction when you come to us to learn more about our commercial fire alarms and our other fire protection services.

Our NICET-certified systems designers engineer solutions that meet all required building codes. We pride ourselves on our ability to design cost-effective fire detection systems that provide our clients with the protection they need and deserve. We have experience working with a variety of commercial building types including: office, industrial, high technology, government, health care, education, hospitality, retail facilities and more.

Are you ready to learn more about fire alarms for your OH business? Call Hard Fire at 800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.